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Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Maryland School Districts by City
Number Of Students 875,389
Number Of Maryland Schools 1,439
Number Of Maryland School Districts 26
Spending Per Student $15,683

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 37.5950286463458
4th Grade 40.3692979586047
5th Grade 39.1146332032197
6th Grade 36.3760940362304
7th Grade 38.8891516888237
8th Grade 37.5914276958402
10th Grade 43.1728874552037
11th Grade 25.6063083771587

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 44.1117150283489
4th Grade 37.134510609673
5th Grade 36.3720493348648
6th Grade 32.3197345039645
7th Grade 23.6055367895768
8th Grade 23.8042846655399
10th Grade 35.1900600790839
11th Grade 21.9131035086269

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 41.7% 52.0%
Black 36.2% 16.2%
Hispanic 15.3% 25.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 6.4% 5.1%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.3% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 44.7% 50.9%
English Language Learners 6.9% 9.1%
Students With Disabilities 11.8% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 14.79
AVG FOR NATION 16.15

Maryland Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 6,006,401 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 612 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.2% 6.3%
5-19 Years Old 19.3% 19.8%
20-44 Years Old 33.6% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 27.6% 26.3%
65 Or Older 13.3% 14.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 2,166,389 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 11.8% 11.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 89.4% 86.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 37.9% 29.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 18.2% 10.5%
$100,000 - $149,000 18.2% 13.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 13.4% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.1% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 14.4% 18.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 10.4% 15.5%
$15,000 or less 8.4% 12.4%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $8,547 $7,482,289,449 54.5%
Support Expenditures
Student $640 $560,615,747 4.1%
Staff $745 $652,361,996 4.8%
General Administration $125 $109,570,217 0.8%
School Administration $971 $849,797,920 6.2%
Operation $1,306 $1,143,100,151 8.3%
Transportation $744 $651,012,408 4.7%
Other $394 $344,523,881 2.5%
Total Support $4,925 $4,311,140,852 31.4%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,211 $1,935,374,068 14.1%
Total Expenditures $15,683 $13,728,805,877 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,487 $324,898,990,964 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $587 $29,383,130,681 4.7%
Staff $483 $24,167,878,083 3.8%
General Administration $205 $10,285,419,511 1.6%
School Administration $601 $30,113,641,000 4.8%
Operation $1,035 $51,821,442,969 8.2%
Transportation $475 $23,793,258,876 3.8%
Other $376 $18,849,723,887 3.0%
Total Support $3,762 $188,414,761,533 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,296 $114,973,102,384 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,545 $628,286,465,973 100.0%